AML: How Will the Big Banks Keep Up?

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

5:00pm – 8:30pm

AML: How Will the Big Banks Keep Up?



A NIGHT WITH: Matt McGuire, Mariela Ramos & Samara Organa



Matt McGuire



The AML Shop

Matt is the Co-Founder and Practice Leader with The AML Shop. He is an internationally recognized expert in anti-money laundering, counter-terrorist financing, and sanctions. He has been assisting financial institutions to assess and reduce financial crime and related regulatory risks for over fifteen years.

Matt has served as an advisor to Canadian and foreign governments on the development of their laws and financial intelligence functions and as a consultant to the UN office on Drugs and Crime.

He is an instructor of numerous ACAMS courses, including those on Trade Based Money Laundering. He is also the author, peer reviewer, and instructor of the ACAMS sanctions course and an instructor for the University of Toronto’s Master of Forensic Accounting program.

Matt recently became Certified as a Cryptocurrency Investigator and has added the CCI (Certified Cryptocurrency Investigator) to his list of designations.


Mariela Ramos Director AML/ATF Scotiabank





Mariela is the Director of Scotiabank Internal Audit AML Center of Excellence. She has over 15 years of experience in the Financial services industry including audit, finance and accounting. Her role as part of the Bank’s third line of defense has focused on high risk areas including AML, Compliance, Finance, Regulatory Reporting and Operations. Responsible for the AML annual plan and project execution in a highly regulated environment managing the annual regulatory examination including the interaction with the FDIC, OSFI and FINTRAC. Led in the implementation of the AML Center of Excellence, AML standard audit and training programs. Responsible for AML Remediation, audits of the Second line of defense, Global Banking and Markets and International Banking. She holds a Master’s of Business Administration in Accounting and Human Resources and her Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting. She holds the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and Certified Internal Controls Auditor designations.


Samara Organa – Director AML CIBC


Samara Organa is currently the Director of AML Policy at CIBC. Prior to joining CIBC in April of 2019, Samara was with the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions of Canada as a Senior Supervisor in the Culture and Conduct Risk Division. In this position, Samara assessed the effectiveness of AML/ATF programs of Canadian federally regulated financial institutions. Samara’s career started at TD, where she held various roles in AML and Compliance.

Samara holds a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New Brunswick. She also holds designations from the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists and the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists.

Event Location

Marriott Yorkville (check hotel display for the room)
Toronto, Ontario, M4W 1A7

Event Fees

Reg Member
CAD 95.00
Non-Members
CAD 160.00